How to Make an Elastic Shooting Gun




In my first Instructable I will teach you how to make an elastic gun in the shape of a pump shotgun. You will need;
-A clothespin
-A Mini-Stick
-A toilet paper roll
-A pencil (preferably small)
-A serrated blade
-And ammo (elastics)

Step 1: Starting the Gun

First you will need to cut a small notch in the flat end of the pencil then tape the pencil at the very end so that the notch is pointing away from you and the point is pointing to you. the notch is to keep the elastic from sliding and the point is because the elastic would get stuck on the end if you didn't sharpen it. YOU HAVE TO GET THIS ON STRAIGHT OR THE GUN WILL FIRE CROOKED! you can sorta see the notch in the end.

Step 2: Looks Count

okay. this is probably the hardest part. tape the clothespin on closer to the back like in the picture so you can press down on the back of the clothespin with your thumb. YOU HAVE TO GET IT ON STRAIGHT! if you don't then your gun will odd.

Step 3: Comfort

Okay. this is the last step then ill teach you: how to load to get extra power, and how to fire. in this step you attach the toilet paper roll. simply tape it on where you feel comfortable holding. paint it or use marker. those are the easy options. If your hands sweat a lot I strongly recommend using spray paint because the marker will come off on your hands.

Step 4: How To

Okay, to get more power pull the elastic as far back as you can (as show in picture) in the clothespin without snapping the elastic and close the clothespin. to fire use your thumb and press down on the end of the clothespin which releases the elastic at whatever you aimed at.

this is my first Instructable so please comment and tell me about how I did. i would also like to hear about your gun.

Thanks much, Fred da Bunny

I will probably put more on soon so please check that out too.



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    8 years ago on Step 4

    Awsom it made somyhing like it it is sssssssswwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeettttttttt.Good instructable

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